Trade and Investment British Columbia Blog (Tag: Transportation)
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Prince Rupert Port Expansion Sustaining its Strong Growth as North American Gateway

October 19, 2018
Located on British Columbia's beautiful Pacific North Coast and at the mouth of the majestic Skeena River, Prince Rupert is Canada’s Northern Gateway for Asia-North American trade. Prince Rupert is a transportation hub for Northern B.C., which is easily accessible by air (two-hour flight from Vancouver), ferry (B.C. Ferry or Alaska Marine Highway Ferry), rail (from Prince George) and highway 16. Framed and protected by coastal mountains and islands, Prince Rupert has the world’s second deepest, natural, ice-free harbour and is North America’s closest port to Asia. Shippers have discovered that Port of Prin... continue reading
Posted by Noor Subeh
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Globally Recognized B.C. Port is a Growing Sustainable Gateway

August 15, 2018
British Columbia has state-of-the-art deep sea ports that are ice-free all year round with the shortest transportation times between North American and Asian markets – saving shippers over two days, compared to other west coast ports. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest port and the third largest tonnage port in North America with 27 major marine cargo terminals; it is responsible for Canada’s trade with more than 170 world economies.   The Port of Vancouver ranked 45th in Alphaliner’s 2017 list of the top 110 container ports in the world; that’s up from 48th in 2016. Vancouver is the on... continue reading
Posted by Noor Subeh
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B.C. Drives Transportation Innovation

March 1, 2018
British Columbia is a key transportation hub with ports providing the shortest sea route between the Asia-Pacific region and North America. The province has an efficient, reliable network of marine ports, airports, rail lines and highways connecting products to markets. B.C. is a leader in transportation innovation with local entrepreneurs and organizations implementing proven tactics to improve transportation. Vancouver currently does not have ride-hailing services like Lyft or Uber, but it is the car-sharing capital of North America according to the results of a survey published by B.C. Credit Union Vancity. Wit... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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Seaspan Unveils First Ship from National Shipbuilding Project

October 18, 2017
Earlier this month, B.C.-based Seaspan unveiled their first Canadian Coast Guard Ship, built under the federal government’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, putting a spotlight on the growing local marine manufacturing and maintenance industry.  The newly-built ship is the first of three 63-metre offshore-fisheries science vessels to be deployed off Canada’s west and east coast. In December, Seaspan expects the ship to be launched to Vancouver Island for final interior construction at the company’s Victoria Shipyards, prior to testing and sea trials. The Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, Bruce Ralsto... continue reading
Posted by Amrinder Sandhar
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